Monday, December 19, 2011


It has been a fabulous and hectic holiday season, y'all. We're now done shipping orders for the year and done with craft shows for the year. Susan and I are planning to enjoy some quality time with our families and to put our feet up until January 9th.

See you in the new year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Renegade Holiday San Francisco Details

Susan and I will be at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this weekend! This is our last show of 2011, so if you're in the Bay Area and want some lollipops, head on over. There will be lots of fabulous vendors, and we'll be sharing a booth with Sora Designs, whose jewelry has been making me drool for a couple of years now. It's our first time, and we've heard great things about it. We hope to see you there!

What: Renegade Holiday San Francisco
Where: The Concourse Exhibition Center
When: December 17th & 18th, from 11am - 6pm

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Renegade Vendor: Clever Hands

smartphone bandolier photo from Clever Hands' Etsy shop
I am a person who always has her phone, a journal, and a pen or two with me. This? This is the BEST IDEA EVER. I dearly hope that Clever Hands has some by the time I get to her booth.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Renegade Vendor: Sora Designs

necklace by Sora Designs
We are proud to be sharing our Renegade SF booth with Sora Designs this year. This is only our second Bay Area show, and the last one was quite awhile ago. So we're happy to share with someone who makes such mouthwateringly beautiful jewelry. My own minimalist tastes are well-documented on this blog, and Wen's jewelry fits that perfectly!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Candy Pickup Dates

To our Seattle customers - as you might already know, we offer local pickup service for your candy orders so you can save on shipping charges. You can visit our lollipop-making facility, The Wandering Cafe - 7533 Lake City Way NE - on Monday afternoons between 4-7 to pick up your order. We also usually have a few of our lollipop variety collections available for walk-in purchase, but you'll have the best chance of getting what you want if you email your order ahead of time!

Our December Mondays for pick-ups and walk-in shopping are:
  • December 12th
  • December 19th
After that, we're going on vacation for a few weeks -- the next date for pick-ups will be January 9th. So, if you think you want to order some lollipops for Christmas or New Year parties... you'll want to let us know before December 19th!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crafty Wonderland Details

We will be at Crafty Wonderland this weekend! If you are in Portland or the Portland area, we'd love to see you live and in-person. We'll be in booth #272.

What: Crafty Wonderland
Where: Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR
When: December 10th & 11th, from 11am - 6pm

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Northern Lights Holiday Bazaar

We're doing a mid-week show! This doesn't happen very often. This afternoon & tonight Susan will be at the Northern Lights Holiday Bazaar at the Swedish Cultural Center in Queen Anne. She'll have a table full of candy to sell. This is our last Seattle show before the holidays and our 3-week break!

What: Northern Lights Holiday Bazaar
Where: Swedish Cultural Center in Queen Anne, Seattle, WA
When: 2pm - 8pm Thursday December 8th (that's today!)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Crafty Wonderland Vendor: Salvage Siren

from Salvage Siren's etsy shop
This is as close as I will EVER get to a swimming medal of any kind. I kind of love it. Salvage Siren has a ton of cute earrings & necklaces, all made from recycled goods. I don't NEED it, I just WANT it.

We'll be at Crafty Wonderland along with a bunch of other amazing vendors this weekend. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crafty Wonderland Vendor: LAS Designs

Susan came across LASdesigns at Schoolhouse Craft, I think. She had donated some lollipop coasters, which we thought was just a fabulous idea! We bought a stash, and they now go out with particularly large orders. (So if you buy a lot of lollipops from us this holiday season, you might get one.)

She makes and textures ceramics with various fabrics. It looks gorgeous. Come see her and us at Crafty Wonderland this weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Crafty Wonderland Vendor: A Tea Leaf

from a tea leaf
I was perusing the vendor list for Crafty Wonderland; when I saw A Tea Leaf, I thought, "Hm, I wonder if they're a tea vendor." As soon as I clicked through to their etsy shop, I realized, "They're the amazing people who make those fabulous spice prints!" I love their prints. I've favorited a few of them, and I use them in treasuries whenever possible.

I hope I get a chance to see them in person; this is our first time at Crafty Wonderland and I've no idea how busy we're going to be. We may be slammed, we may not. If you, dear reader, are in Portland, we'd love to meet you!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Urban Craft Uprising Details

image courtesy UCU
We'll be at Urban Craft Uprising tomorrow! There will be a ton of great vendors there to help you finish your Christmas shopping, including us. We'd love to help you fill out your stocking stuffers and hostess gifts.

What: Urban Craft Uprising
Where: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (the same building that Pacific Northwest Ballet is in). We're in booth #68, all the way down in the main aisle.
When: Dec 3rd & 4th from 11am - 5pm

Thursday, December 1, 2011

UCU Vendor: Victory Garden Yarn

photo from Victory Garden Yarn
Warning: I'm biased. I bought a kerchief from Victory Garden Yarn in October and I LOVE it. It's great colors and it keeps my neck nice and warm, particularly in my chilly office on these winter mornings. This cowl looks like it might be even warmer and cozier. We're going to be 2 booths away from her at UCU this weekend - we'd both love to see you there!